Model Railway

Sunday 28th August see the festival debut of Brinklow in miniature! So popular is Brinklow that it’s been turned into a model railway which tours events in the UK.

The popular Brinklow canal and railway side walk and now closed railway station has been recreated in miniature set in the 1950’s golden age of steam! 

With kind thanks to Milton Keynes Model Railway Society who are visiting for Sunday with the layout in ‘N Gauge’ and will be found in the Brinklow Village Hall. Please take some time to visit and see something a little different! 

RAF Flypast

We are very excited to announce an RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Flypast at Brinklow Festival for the first time. 

Saturday 27th August we are scheduled to have a Hawker Hurricane (1230)

Sunday 28th August (1450) and Monday 29th August (1345) the iconic Avro Lancaster bomber will be visiting the Festival and Scarecrow Trail. 

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight operates from RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire, flying hundreds of displays and flypasts each year to commemorate those that have fallen in the service of the UK. The RAF BBMF also serves to promote the modern day air force and inspire future generations. RAF Cadet group 8F from Coventry are planning to attend the festival all weekend and will be promoting the work which they do with young people in Coventry & Warwickshire.

 It’s very important to note that these are flypasts only and not full displays. Also, aircraft attendance is subject to weather, serviceability and last minute change by RAF. We however keep our fingers crossed! 

Please ensure that you use the official parking on Saturday & Sunday. On Monday we will be running the Scarecrow Trail only, there is therefore no event parking or entertainment, please therefore park responsibly and considerately.


The Hurricane will always be remembered for the vital role it played, with its partner the Spitfire, in hectic battles during the summer of 1940. Hurricanes destroyed more enemy aircraft during the Battle of Britain than did all the other air and ground defences combined.

Designed by the Hawker Aircraft Company in 1934 it first entered service in 1937. It provided the RAF with a fighter 160kph (100mph) faster than aircraft then in service.

Almost 15,000 were produced, now just 12  aircraft are airworthy in the world.

Avro Lancaster (26/8 – Still Booked and expected)

The Avro Lancaster is the most famous and successful RAF heavy bomber of World War 2. Despite over 7000 Lancasters being produced, there are just 2 airworthy examples in the world.

The aircraft are powered by 4 Rolls Royce Merlin engines with a service top speed of 282 and a crew of 7, reaching a maximum range of 2,200 nautical miles. During WW2, on average a Lancaster completed just 21 missions before being lost. 

Lancaster PA474 “City of Lincoln” is 73 years old, having been built in Chester just after VE day, so never saw active service. 

Dog Show Display

Back for another year on Saturday 27th August, the extremely popular dog show brings dogs and their owners from all over the county.

This year we are delighted to be joined by Nuneaton Dog Training Club Demonstration Team and Sponsored by Oscar Dog Food.

For the first time, in the morning we have two displays from the Nuneaton Dog Training Club demonstration team. These displays are shown across the midlands each year. For the festival they will provide both a Dog scent and Dog Agility display 

In the afternoon our dog show will take place with classes starting at 1pm. Entries will be open on the day from 12pm. Entries cost £2 per class or 3 entries for £5. Classes will be judged by Nuneaton Dog Training Club Demonstration Team.

Winners will each receive a Rosette to 4th Place + BIS & RBIS Rosettes.

Further prizes for all winners and runners up will be kindly supplied by Oscars Pet Food. 

Dog show classes will be.

1. Puppy (Up to 12 months)

2. Best Pure Breed

3. Best Cross Breed

4. Prettiest Bitch

5. Handsomest Dog

6. Best Rescue / Rehomed Dog or Bitch 

7. Dog with waggiest Tail

8. Dog in Best Condition 

9. Dog the judges would most like to take home

10. Best Trick or Obedience Moves
Applications taken on the day. For further information please contact Gloria Bonnell from Nuneaton Dog Training Club on 07762 110330 after 9am or before 6pm please. 

Classic Cars

The classic vehicle show is back on Sunday 28th August 2022 for one day only. This is following the success of 2019.

We will once again have vehicles from wide range of eras and manufacturers on the village playing field.  Visitors will be able to look round over 50 vehicles and talk to their proud owners.

We have an excellent turnout of classic vehicles from Brinklow and surrounding villages as well as the Wolston motor club. There will be a large number of MG cars made locally in the midlands. 

If you own a classic vehicle or are part of a classic car club then we would love to hear from you. It’s free of charge to display at our friendly show. Contact